METEORA MONASTERY THROUGH THE ARCH (GREECE, THESSALY, TRIKALA, KALABAKA, METEORA)

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METEORA MONASTERY THROUGH THE ARCH . . . . . . (GREECE, THESSALY, TRIKALA, KALABAKA, METEORA) . . . . . . The old monastery of Saint Nicolas in Meteora in central Greece. Like the other monasteries in Meteora is built on the top of a monolith rock. These huge monoliths are a very rare geological phenomenon. During the period between 11th and 14th century, on the top of these monoliths, the Greek monks built 24 monasteries, in order to be protected from the bandits and pirates. Until the 20th century, monks, pilgrims and supplies reached the monasteries only by means of rope-ladders or by a big basket coming up and down by a winch mechanism manipulated by the monks on top. Nowadays, only six of these monasteries remain renovated in the region, while the rest are abandoned and ruined.

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Comments (67)

Aaron Houseknight on January 31, 2014

Excellent capture through the arch\window, Like and Fav! Warm greetings from Galilee - Aaron

Buts Yuri on February 1, 2014

Excellent composition! Very nice photo! LIKE-58 ! Greetings, Buts_YV

Evangelo Agneos on February 18, 2014

ΑΡΙΣΤΑ ΠΑΛΙ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Valentin Lebrat on February 26, 2014

Like it !!

herrwild on April 18, 2014

Αγαπητε μου φιλε, αφου σου ευχηθω Καλο ΠΑΣΧΑ ,σου εκφραζω και τα θερμα μου συγχαρητηρια για αυτην την πανεμορφη φωτογραφια. ΑΡΕΣΕΙ 59.

Von Epik on May 7, 2014

Εμπνευσμένη φωτογραφία...!

Theodosios Tziomakas on August 16, 2014

Πολύ καλή λήψη. Α/Α

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